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Black Africa take on SKW in a top of the log encounter at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Wednesday night.
The match was originally scheduled to take place on January 19, but was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Black Africa went to the top for the first time this season when they beat Tigers 1-0 last Friday, after an injury time goal by wingback Warren Neidel. The victory put them on 21 points - one ahead of Ramblers and SKW, who drew 0-0 with African Stars last Wednesday.
The Khomas Athletic Region (KAR) recently elected a new committee to run the sport in the Khomas region at their Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Vihlo Namufunda was elected as the new chairman with Carmen Walder as the vice chairperson.
Claudia Raehrs and Hannes von Holtz were elected as the secretary and the treasurer respectively.
Track and Field co-ordinator, Leoni van Rensburg and road running and cross country co-ordinator Quinton Steele-Botes will serve as the additional members.
After his election on to the post, Namufunda thanked his predecessor.
The Namibian men and women’ hockey national teams arrived in Cologne Germany on Sunday where they will have their last preparations before they head to Poznan, Poland for the Indoor World Cup.
While they are in Germany they will play a couple of friendly matches against German Bundesliga teams from Cologne as part of their final preparations.
They will also take part in training sessions and play games against their hosts Rot Weiss Koln.
Siyabonga Martins one of the players on Tuesday said that it was very cold when they arrived in Cologne.
The International Rugby Board has concerns about the state of rugby in Namibia, one of the teams for their 2011 Rugby World Cup and are taking steps to see what needs doing.
According to JJ Harmse of Rapport, the IRB is set to take over the management and daily running of the Namibia Rugby Union and this could happen this month.
Junior rider Till Drobisch was the winner of the third race in the Windhoek Pedal Power (WPP) Series in Windhoek on Saturday. He finished ahead of Jacques Celliers who was the first elite rider to cross the line.
The 16-year-old Drobisch broke away from the peleton to win the race in a time of 2:23.32. Celliers came second overall, 12 seconds behind, finishing just ahead of another junior rider, Matthias Kreft, who came third overall in 2:23:46. It was a good day for the junior riders as another junior, Joze Barth came fourth overall in a time of 2:26:22.
JP Engelbrecht and Daniela Lindemeier of the Namib Swimming Academy won the Senior Victor and Victrix Ludorum trophies at the National Swimming Championships which were concluded on Sunday.
The 17-year-old Engelbrecht came first with a total of 3 384 FINA points, followed by 17-year-old Andries Niemann of Swakopmund (2 818 FINA points) and 16-year-old Florian Henzen of Dolphins (2 766 FINA points).
After a poor start to the IPC Athletics World Championships for disabled athletes, the Namibians will return home with a silver and a bronze medal from Christchurch, New Zealand.
Competing in the F35 and F36 class, Reginald Benade on Friday won a silver medal in the discus throw with a distance of 38.37m. He had a total of four no throws but got the distance on his second throw.
Benade narrowly missed out on a gold medal, finishing just 28cm behind the winner, Pawel Piatrowski from Poland who won with a distance of 38,65m. The bronze medal went to Ukrainian Volodymyr Zhaivoronok.
Martin Haikali retained the WBO Africa lightweight title when he beat Sam Amoako of Ghana on a split decision over 12 rounds on Saturday evening.
Fighting at the Accra International Convention Centre in Accra, Ghana, Haikali had to be at his best against the home town favourite, and although he seemed to be in control from the start, the final scorecards indicated a closely fought contest.
After an even start, Amoako stepped up the tempo and shaded the middle rounds, but Haikali came back strongly in the final rounds to sway the fight in his favour.
Black Africa went to the top of the log for the first time this season after former leaders, Ramblers’ match against Blue Waters was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. Orlando Pirates’ match against Blue Boys was also postponed indefinitely after late changes to the weekend’s fixtures could not save the matches.
In the only matches on Saturday, Mighty Gunners grabbed a last minute equaliser against Eleven Arrows from the penalty spot in Walvis Bay, while Oshakati City’s woes continued as they lost 2-0 to Civics at home.
The Brave Gladiators are through to the next round of the London 2012 Olympic Qualifiers after playing to a 0-0 draw against Angola in Windhoek on Saturday.
The Gladiators had a 2-0 aggregate advantage after they scored the all-important away goals in their 2-2 draw in Luanda two weeks ago.
Both teams found it hard to adapt to the wet and slippery conditions, which characterised the whole match as it started to pour down just before the starting whistle.